Call of Duty XP. The conference for everything Call of Duty, has just wrapped and to help you understand what has been revealed, we got you covered with a breakdown of the conference… Well specifically a breakdown on the multiplayer reveals of Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Multiplayer
We know it’s the thing most people care about when they buy a CoD game, so let’s jump straight in. Firstly what will you find familiar with Infinite Warfare’s Multiplayer? Well from what we have seen during the trailer the movement system will be very similar to Black Ops 3. The advanced movement appears to be almost identical, however the developers have mentioned it will be faster.
Pick 10 also returns in Create-A-Class allowing you to select what weapons, equipment and perks you wish to be taking with you into battle. There seems to be a bigger emphasis on making equipment worthwhile with brand new gear such as the Bio-Spike which acts like a throwing knife, however when it hits it’s intended target it explodes causing shrapnel damage to surrounding enemies.
The Combat Rig appears to be a unique take on the Specialists from Black Ops 3, featuring a Trait and Payload. Traits are special abilities that are active on your character, things such as enhanced power slide and sonar pings from kills. The Payload is essentially the Specialist Weapon, giving you access to a laser pistol that vaporises enemies on contact and a shield charge that protects against damage and instantly kills whoever it smashes into. Each Combat Rig feature 3 Traits and Payloads for you to select from, which is an interesting change from Black Ops 3 where you took an ability OR a weapon.
Speaking of weapons, there is a new system in place called “Proto-Type Weapons” and from what was shown it appears to mirror the variant system from Advanced Warfare. There is a new crafting component called Salvage that you use to create Proto-Type weapons and they seem to come with unique skins and attributes. Salvage is earned through playing the game but not much was mentioned on how much Salvage you earn nor how the creation of Proto-Type Weapons work. However, these Proto-Type Weapons aren’t the only new change as you can now select a Gun Perk which adds a unique ability to that weapon from increased damage at range to the Tactical Nuke.
Scorestreaks where briefly touched on with the: UAV, C-UAV, Trinity Rocket and Advanced UAV returning with new scorestreaks such as the Shock Sentry (a sentry turret that fires electric rounds that damage enemies and surrounding enemies) and the R-C08 a heavily armoured robotic helper that can be piloted remotely or set to sentry mode to watch your back.
Maps appear very varied and vibrant with a lot of new locations shown. The classic map terminal was briefly shown which looks up to snuff with its older counterpart except with a sci-fi inspired redesign and several other locations where shown from space, earth and different planets.
Lots of classic modes where shown to be making a comeback among them fan favourites such as: “Uplink”, “Kill Confirmed” and “Search and Destroy”. However, a new mode “Defender” also was revealed where the team battles for control of a drone, while holding the drone they get points until the drone timer resets and it spawns elsewhere. It looks to take cue from “Uplink” but with less about point scoring and more about teamwork.
One thing I noticed while watching is that there is a new visual cue in the form of lifebars. They aren’t garish or huge on the HUD; they appear as a thin line above an enemy player when highlighted and are an interesting addition.
So that was a lot of information but one last nugget of Infinite Warfare news was that the Multiplayer will receive a beta test on PlayStation 4 on October 14th and you can pre-order for access. Other consoles will follow but it wasn’t revealed when. If it is similar to the Black Ops 3 beta it should only be a week or a few days before it drops on Xbox One.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – Multiplayer
Arguably the most anticipated remaster seen for quite some time, Modern Warfare Remastered made a brief appearance at CoD XP. A multiplayer trailer was shown with showed the first gameplay of the classic shooter in action and it looks largely the same. The HUD has been updated to look more like the current titles with medals popping up on screen for completing various tasks.
The biggest piece of news for Modern Warfare Remastered however was that the original deal of 10 Multiplayer Maps has been scrapped and in its place we will get all 16 maps from the original. At launch the package will contain 10 of the Multiplayer Maps however in December (Possibly January for Xbox One players) we will see the remaining 6 maps added as free DLC to the game, completing the package.
There was some showing of the Single Player for Infinite Warfare but it was so brief and added barely anything extra aside from the fact that there will be no loading screens in the campaign and your ship is used as your HUB to try out new guns and other stuff that we have mostly seen already in the E3 Demo.
So there you have it, everything noteworthy from CoD XP regarding Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered. For a look at the crazy Multiplayer action check below for the reveal trailer.
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